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what's the relationship between asthma, allergies?

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Dr. Robert Ramirez
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
One airway: If by allergies you mean allergic rhinitis, search for the "one airway theory". Essentially, the nose and lungs are "connected". They both have very similar inflammatory reactions that can be triggered by an allergen, an irritant, or an infection. In fact, one can usually influence the other: when having nasal symptoms, asthma symptoms are more likely in asthmatics.
Answered on Nov 22, 2014
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Trigger...: Asthma exacerbation can be due to allergy. Allergic reaction can trigger an acute asthmatic exacerbation in patients with asthma. Therefore, avoidance of known allergies, when possible, is needed to prevent asthma exacerbation.
Answered on Jun 14, 2012
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Allergies trigger as: Asthma is inflamation in the lung. Triggers cause muscles in the airway to constrict and cause asthma episodes.. Allergens like pollen, animal dander, mold spores and dust mite are one type of trigger. Other triggers include cold air, exercise and infections like colds, sinusitis and ear infections. Allergies can affect other areas in the body like eczema for the skin and heyfever for the nose.
Answered on Mar 31, 2014
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